Report Wildlife Violations Incidents or Observations

Having extra eyes on the water can help law enforcement, aid in the rescue ofRead More…

Report Violations to FWC Wildlife Alert Program

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Information on wildlife crimes can be reported anonymously 24 hoursRead More…

Wildlife FWC Reporter Mobile App – Connect with FWC Experts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites Florida residents and visitors to takeRead More…

New Florida Shark Finning Ban Bill Signed

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a watered-down bill initially proposed to stop the shark finningRead More…

Wildlife Mobster Arrested on Snapper Charges in Islamorada

A 37-year-old Hialeah man accused of poaching snappers Friday, Nov. 27, while fishing from aRead More…

Wildlife Mobster Trial for Sea Turtle Mutilation and More Nears

A Marathon man who was caught with a mutilated, endangered sea turtle last spring, alongRead More…

Local Lobster Mobster Continues Violations – Arrested Again

A Summerland Key [Lobster Mobster] fisherman [in the past he has been identified as fromRead More…

Marathon Lobster Mobster Jailed for 121 Illegal Lobster

More than 100 marine-resource conservation counts were filed against a Marathon man late Monday afterRead More…

FWC Law Enforcement Weekly Report 9-18 to 9-24

SOUTH REGION B –¬†MONROE COUNTY Lieutenant Payne along with Officers Piekenbrock and Martino were onRead More…

2 Arrested in Islamorada-Taking Moray Eel – Undersize Sharks

A state marine officer found two undersized nurse sharks and a dead moray eel whileRead More…

FWC Nab Wildlife Mobsters in Fishing Bust Off Key Largo

  Four Homestead men aboard a 15-foot skiff off North Key Largo were arrested SundayRead More…

Wildlife Mobsters – Turtle-tail Men Due in Court This Month

Two Miami men who were caught with the tail of an endangered loggerhead sea turtleRead More…

Big Pine Key Lobster Mobster to Surrender 400 Trap Certs

A Big Pine Key fisherman¬†arrested in October for lobster fishing with hundreds of illegal trapsRead More…

SW FLA Divers Blast Lawyer Accused of Lobster Poaching

Jon Hazelbaker captures a legal lobster on a patch reef off Big Pine Key. TheRead More…

Local Lobster Mobsters Sentenced

Three [Lobster Mobsters] fishermen convicted of robbing lobster traps and possession of undersized lobsters inRead More…

Law Enforcement Cracking Down Harder on Lobster Mobsters

By KEVIN WADLOW When lobster-resource violations reach the egregious point, Florida Keys prosecutors “will takeRead More…

Hooked Lobster Brings Charges at Tavernier Creek

A Miami man reeled in a lobster at Tavernier Creek, leading to a Wednesday caseRead More…

Tennessee Man With 63 Illegal Lobster = 156 Criminal Charges

BY KEVIN WADLOW kwadlow@keynoter.com A Tennessee man found off Key West with 63 lobster tailsRead More…

FWC: Miami Man Rode Sea Turtle in the Florida Keys

BY KEVIN WADLOW kwadlow@keynoter.com Marine officers apparently have video of Carlos Hernandez riding the turtle.Read More…

Alleged Turtle Molester Arrested – And more Wildlife Molesters

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Law enforcement had a busy Sunday, arresting two men for spearfishingRead More…

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